In mid-January, Irish authorities discovered that hamburgers sold, among other things, at Tesco in Britain and Ireland contained horse meat, which had sparked excitement in both countries.
Now there is more shocking news. Findus has tested 18 of its lasagna dishes, made by the French group Comigel, and found 11 containing between 60% and 100% of horse meat, said Daily Mail on Feb. 7.
"We have no evidence to suggest that this is a food safety risk. However, the FSA has ordered Findus to test the lasagne for bute.
People who have bought any Findus beef lasagne products are advised not to eat them and return them to the shop, " FSA chief executive Catherine Brown said.
However, the FSA is also testing the lasagna to identify the possible presence of phenylbutazone, which is a drug for animals, she said.
Animals treated with this drug are prohibited from human consumption, "because it may cause a health hazard," according to FSA. Findus has began a complete withdrawal of its lasagna, said the FSA.
Tesco and Aldi supermarkets have withdrawn from their shelves a series of dishes prepared by Comigel products, fearing that they also contain horse meat.
In January, it was determined that the burgers with the horse meat from factories in Ireland and the UK had been passed onto several supermarket chains such as Tesco, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland.
The Irish authorities took care to specify that the consumption of horse posed no risk to health. But the excitement generated by the British at the idea of eating what they see as a pet, led distributors to withdraw without delay, the sale of 10 million frozen hamburgers.